August 7, 2015
The parents of a young Chinese girl who was struck and killed by emergency response vehicles following the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash have dropped their lawsuit against city and county officials. The parents of Ye Mengyuan had accused the city and county of negligence that they claimed contributed to the cause of their daughter's death.
The lawsuit was formally dropped today after it was announced that a settlement had been reached on agreeable terms. The family received no money to dismiss the lawsuit against the city, the city attorney's office said.
Mengyuan was seated in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which hit a seawall short of a runway at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and crashed. According to the Los Angeles Times, she slid down one of the Boeing 777's emergency chutes landing on the tarmac.
Gan Ye and Xiao Yun Zheng claim that their 16-year-old daughter, who was injured in the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash, was abandoned while lying on the runway in the fetal position by emergency responders in a very dangerous area. Mengyuan was allegedly run over by two airport fire department vehicles. According to the autopsy, she died of internal bleeding and crushing injuries.